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RICET, or the Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training, was a collaborative effort to build and strengthen a foundation in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce for the Americas. This event provides an opportunity for community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a curriculum for the current and future cybersecurity workforce. This event is hosted by Florida International University and the Organization of American States in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

The RICET Conference 2024 will take place on Thursday, October 3rd in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

More Information will be available soon!

 

Join us in Dallas, Texas on March 25, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT for the NICE Conference Local Stakeholders’ Engagement Event at AT&T’s Discovery District.

Ahead of the 15th annual NICE Conference & Expo, to be held in Dallas this June, the Local Stakeholders’ Engagement Event will bring together thought leaders from across the state of Texas to highlight best practices in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The event, hosted by NICE, FIU, and New America, in partnership with AT&T, Business Roundtable, and Tech Titans, will explore the future impacts of emerging technologies on the cybersecurity workforce community.

March 25, 2024 Agenda*

  • 3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. CT – Introductory Remarks by Natasha Clark, AT&T
  • 3:40 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT – Remarks by Rodney Petersen, NICE
  • 3:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. CT – Remarks by Erin White, BRT
  • 3:50 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. CT – Remarks by Paul Bendel, Tech Titans
  • 3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT – Remarks by Chamber of Commerce Official
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT – The Future of the Cybersecurity Workforce Panel Discussion
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT – Networking and Reception

Panelists:

  • Barbara Theulen, AT&T and Chair of TechTitans Cybersecurity Forum
  • Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations, UT Dallas
  • Michele Robinson, Executive Director of National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE)
  • Mike Morris, Associate Dean and Senior Director, Cybersecurity Program, Western Governors University
  • Saki Milton, Founder, The GEMS Camp
  • Colt Holsomback, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Qorvo

*Agenda is subject to change.

To secure your spot, registration is required. Space is limited!

The 2024 NICE Conference & Expo will take place June 3-5, 2024 at the Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The conference will bring together community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future.

 

The annual NICE Conference & Expo will take place on the following dates & locations:

  • June 3 – 5, 2024 in Dallas, Texas
  • June 2 – 4, 2025 location TBD
  • June 1 – 3, 2026 location TBD
  • June 7 – 9, 2027 location TBD
  • June 5 – 7, 2028, location TBD

RICET, or the Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training, was a collaborative effort to build and strengthen a foundation in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce for the Americas. This event provides an opportunity for community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a curriculum for the current and future cybersecurity workforce. This event is hosted by Florida International University and the Organization of American States in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

The RICET Conference 2023 will take place on Thursday, October 19th.

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PAST EVENTS

The 2023 NICE Conference & Expo took place June 5-7, 2023 at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington. The event brought together community members, thought leaders, and industry representatives to discuss “Resetting Expectations: Creating Accessible Cybersecurity Career Pathways,” which emphasized the importance of challenging those traditional norms and embracing diversity in cybersecurity

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The Future of Technologies and the Impact on the Cybersecurity Workforce, a NICE Local Stakeholders Pre-Event to the NICE Conference, took place on April 3, 2023, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and was hosted by the City University of Seattle.

Checkout the great discussion by our industry led panelist.

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RICET, or the Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training, was a collaborative effort to build and strengthen a foundation in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce for the Americas. This event provides an opportunity for community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a curriculum for the current and future cybersecurity workforce. This event is hosted by Florida International University and the Organization of American States in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

The RICET Conference 2022 took place virtually on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:00-4:00 PM ET.

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2022 RICET Recordings

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A Team Approach to Solving the National Cybersecurity Workforce Crisis, a pre-conference event to the NICE Conference at the Georgia Cyber Center, took place April 14, 2022 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm.  The panel had experts from the public and private industry, large and small, to discuss the cybersecurity workforce crisis and a plan to minimize and, in time, eliminate the crisis. Panelists discussed the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in the cybersecurity workforce today and in the future. 

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The NICE Symposium: A Coordinated Approach to Supply Chain Risks was a half-day virtual symposium which served as a precursor to the annual NICE Conference in June 2022.

In light of dramatic events and emerging risks, experts discussed the role of the cybersecurity workforce and the need for a coordinated response to strengthen the supply chain.

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RICET, or the Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training, was a collaborative effort to build and strengthen a foundation in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce for the Americas. This event provided an opportunity for community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a curriculum for the current and future cybersecurity workforce. This event was hosted by Florida International University and the Organization of American States in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

The inaugural RICET Conference took place virtually on Tuesday, September 14th from 12 – 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

#RICET2021 was free and open to the public.

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